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kuc21
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Registered: ‎04-18-2014

Pre-approved but need a new car! Help!

I have been preapproved for an FHA mortgage, but I need a new car. I am willing to wait until afyer I close to get it, but want to know how long I should wait and how my credit will be impacted. Please help. 


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Mrs_hambright
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Registered: ‎12-26-2013

Re: Pre-approved but need a new car! Help!

Wait until after closing!! Your credit will be fine to get a car if your credit is fine to get a house.. Good luck
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kuc21
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Registered: ‎04-18-2014

Re: Pre-approved but need a new car! Help!

Do you know if my score will take a major hit by taking out both in a couple months or should I be okay?


 


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ezdriver
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Registered: ‎08-24-2013

Re: Pre-approved but need a new car! Help!

When you add debt to your credit profile, your scores will be impacted. How much is anyone's guess and yours will be as good as anyone's.



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StartingOver10
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Registered: ‎03-06-2010

Re: Pre-approved but need a new car! Help!

It is very possible if you get the vehicle before you buy a house, you won't be able to qualify for the size/price house you currently can purchase. Many times I have seen homebuyers rush out and buy something on an installment payment prior to purchasing a house and the thing they bought, usually a car/truck/vehicle, reduces the amount of the house purchase substantially.

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kuc21
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Registered: ‎04-18-2014

Re: Pre-approved but need a new car! Help!

Thanks for the advice


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